Surf Cup Sports is proud to announce the 2017 Manchester City Cup, a premier tournament for top-level competitive youth soccer teams. This tournament is in its third year and is produced in partnership with top English Premier League club Manchester City, that will be once again sending its top team from its 2002 Boys Academy to compete against top US Soccer Development Academy teams and professional Mexican club academy teams.

All games will be played on pristine grass fields at either the Surf Cup Sports Park in Del Mar or So Cal Sports Complex in Oceanside, California. All teams are guaranteed four competitive games, two on Saturday and two on Sunday, with a maximum of six games over the course of the three-day tournament. All top flight finalists will receive automatic acceptance into Surf Cup, upon valid application. Trophies and individual awards will be presented to all finalists and champions.

TOURNAMENT DATES: The Regular tournament will be played May 27 – 29, 2017. US Soccer Development Academy groups and the International Super Group have extended play dates: 2002s, 2003s, and 2004s will play May 25 – 29, 2017.


Please note that not all teams will be accepted into the tournament and you will not be charged unless and until your team is accepted. Your team will not be considered for acceptance until eCheck or credit card payment information has been entered and a payment has been authorized.


U-18 born on or after 1/1/1999
U-17 born on or after 1/1/2000
U-16 born on or after 1/1/2001
U-15 born on or after 1/1/2002
U-14 born on or after 1/1/2003
U-13 born on or after 1/1/2004

U-12 born on or after 1/1/2005
U-11 born on or after 1/1/2006
U-10 born on or after 1/1/2007
U-9 born on or after 1/1/2008
U-8 born on or after 1/1/2009


U8 – U9 – $895.00 US Dollars
U10 through U14 – $1,095.00 US Dollars
U15 through U18 – $1,195.00 US Dollars


Teams that drop in writing prior to the April 28, 2017 entry deadline will be given a refund minus a $75.00 administration fee. No refunds will be granted for teams dropping after April 28, 2017.

Team selections are made by our Competition Committee based upon an evaluation of their current and past record.

Acceptance notifications will be e-mailed on or before May 5, 2017. Teams outside of Cal South will be given an acceptance decision within two (2) weeks after receiving the application provided the application and payment is received no later than April 10, 2017.


Teams using hotel rooms are required to obtain them from our approved hotels, using the group reservation procedure established by Surf Cup Sports and Maverick Sports. Reservations will not be available until a team has been accepted into the tournament. Once accepted, you will be directed to the link to make hotel reservations. You may not make hotel reservations until ACCEPTED.

All regular tournament team travel arrangements must be made to include participation in the mandatory registration Saturday morning May 27 and bracket games on Saturday and Sunday. The earliest bracket games begin at 8:00 A.M. on Saturday. The last final on Monday will begin at 4:00 p.m.

International and USSDA Groups travel arrangements must be made to include participation for the 4 days of play. The 2002, 2003, & 2004 age groups: games on May 25 & 26 will be late afternoon and games on May 28 & 29 will be anytime during regular tournament play.

Age Group Locations:
So Cal Sports Complex in Oceanside – U8-U13 Boys & Girls, U14 Girls and all US Soccer Development Academy Divisions.

Surf Cup Sports Complex in Del Mar – U14 Boys & U15-U18 Boys & Girls

For questions concerning the online application system, please contact:
GotSoccer Tech Support

For questions concerning application rules, please contact:
Surf Cup Sports Office
(858) 925-3213

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